“Look at that blue jay!” my father would say, slowing the family the car to a near standstill on the 401. “That’s the male. They’re the most beautiful, you know.” While he may not have won any awards for great driving habits and was probably the cause for my mother’s high blood pressure, my father never missed anything interesting the [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Liz Fleming
Is a travel writer with weekly columns in the Toronto Star, various other newspapers and tripatlas.com. She's a thrilled to be a blog contributor, and is inspired by the people she's met through White Oaks.
Play tourist in your own backyard! So…the kids are antsy and your fuse is getting shorter. The whines in your worlds don’t go with cheese! They’re booooored. What is there to doooooooo? Plenty. Tell those little ingrates to be happy they’re living in one of the great vacation capitals of the world – and then prove that statement right by [...]Read more ›
There’s a richness in our Niagara soil and a warmth in the air that produces some of the finest grapes in the world – and some of the best wines. Sharing the same latitude with the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Germany and Northern California, Niagara is home to more than 80 wineries – and they’re all eager to throw [...]Read more ›
You know what’s great about living in Niagara? Everything! We can enjoy all the fun of one of the world’s most famous attractions and barely have to spend a dollar on gas to get there. The whole sideshow is right in our own backyard. Where else in the world can you strap on a pair of rental skates and swoop [...]Read more ›